M.A. HPP 2013
Kamalika Bose is pursuing an M.A. degree in historic preservation planning and is supported by the Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowship in leadership development. Her professional background encompasses design education, research, heritage activism, and conservation in India. Graduating in interior design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, she was an assistant professor at her alma mater (2008–11) while actively pursuing research and writing on India's historic and contemporary built environment. Her publications include Seeking the Lost Layers: An Inquiry into the Traditional Dwellings of the Urban Elite in North Calcutta (2008) and A History of Interior Design, Volume 1: Ahmedabad (2007). She has collaborated on architectural research projects with Wiley Blackwell, Hatje Cantz, Pictor Publishing, Geo Magazine, and Marg Publications. While assisting on preservation projects in Kolkata and Rajasthan, she has also conducted walking tours for school children. Kamalika's future objectives are to work with decision-makers at the state and national level in building value for local heritage in historic centers. Preservation of traditional settlements, cultural heritage, and historical place-making are areas she wishes to pursue.